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there for what they believe in and want to show them support. >> owners erin cline and his wife melissa says the backlash has been harsh but standing by their decision. >> makes me feels good to know even though everybody seems to think that portland and surrounding areas are liberal, there is conservative christians out there who want to make their voices heard. >> to connecticut now where people are digging out of the blizzard of 2013. snow fall totals are reaching three feet to give some perspective. a clock placed on a ruler with a video shows how much snow fell. the snow has stopped and clean up has begun. 270 national guard members have deployed. we hear about new years babies. what about a blizzard baby. in massachusetts, a blizzard girl was born. emt couldn't get to the mom. so the national guard they came in to help. they were able to remove the snow with plows and an humvee so emergency crews could reach the expecting mother. >> there's people like new year's babies and i'm like you are a new year's baby. mine is a blizzard baby. nemo is what my family is calling her. >> the f
approaching the area and could bring a bit of ice to north erin parts of the area tomorrow morning. we clear out by tomorrow afternoon. cooler on tuesday. highs on the in the 40's with breezy winds. >> thanks ava and we're back with another update at 8:56. see you then. >>> we are back on a sunday morning, february 10th, 2013. we thank the people that have come to share part of their sunday morning. lester holt alongside erica hill, jenna wolfe. still to come, we are going to talk about some criticism for actress, melissa mccarthy. it comes from a critic. in the movie, the critic focuses on her weight. is it unfair? we're going to get into that coming up >>> you have seen these commercials where people are blindfolded and put them into an absolutely does gusting stinky situation. it turns out there is some real science to not only those ads but our sense of smell and how things like your sight can actually affect it. we're going to dig in deep to that one this morning. real deep. >> plus, i'm going to make you guys do that. >> that's what i was waiting for. >> then, it is that time of year.
panel. former bush-cheney senior adviser. jimmy williams is an msnbc contributor. and erin is a staff writer for salon.com. i welcome all three of you. thanks for being here. >> happy sunday. >> robert, i'll begin with you. let's take a listen to majority leader eric cantor on nbc's "meet the press." here it is. >> every time you turn around, the answer it to raise taxes. he just got his tax hike on the wealthy, and you can't in this town every three months raise taxes. again, every time, that's his response. we've got a spending problem. everybody knows it. >> robert, president obama is not just calling for tax hikes. he said this weekend, he wants spending cuts, entitlement changes, tax reforms. so why all the rhetoric from the gop when the stakes are this high? >> look, this needs to be a comprehensive conversation, not just about tax cuts and revenue, but also about smart government. both sides are in their corners, and they're both obviously speaking to their choirs or speaking to their base. the question becomes, what are we going to do? since we have this conversation, it seems
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